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Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20100129
  • Antal sidor: 304
  • Vikt i gram: 246
  • ISBN10:1444109545
  • ISBN13:9781444109542

Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself


Is this the right book for me?

Have you tried hundreds of diets and failed? Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy is not a diet, but an achievable approach to eating which maximizes the use of superfoods to not only lose weight but really gain in energy and wellbeing. With info on how to detox, and how to sustain your weight loss, this is your ultimate guide to optimum nutrition and a new, slimmer body.

Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself includes:

Chapter 1: Food for health and life

What is a healthy diet?

Your food diary

Healthy eating recommendations

Optimum nutrition

Nutrition Quiz

Understanding the basics

Proof that a healthy diet works

Chapter 2: Eat to lose weight

Reasons for weight gain

The energy balance equation

Calculating your Body Mass Index

Basal Metabolic Rate

How much weight should you lose?

1: Reducing your calorie intake

2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise

3: Eating less and exercising more

Seven-day eating plan for healthy weight loss

Chapter 3: Superfoods

What are superfoods?


The essential fatty acids

Meet the superfoods

Simple tips for increasing your superfood intake

Superfoods seven-day eating plan

Superfood recipes

Getting the most from superfoods

Chapter 4: How to detox!

Why detox?

Do YOU need to detox?

What are toxins?

How we detoxify

Detox options

Planning your detox

Top ten foods for detox

Basic detox guidelines

Supplements to help

What to expect during your detox

Possible side effects

Fourteen-day detox eating plan

Chapter 5: Functional foods

What are functional foods?

Are functional foods useful?

Benefits and drawbacks of functional foods

Omega 3 fatty acids

Plant sterols

Do functional foods cost more?

The probiotic and prebiotic revolution

Will functional foods work for you?

Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) younger

What is ageing?

Top ten anti-ageing diet tips

Anti-ageing nutrients

Nutrition for super skin


Does diet affect your hair and nails?

Your anti-ageing guide

Chapter 7: Energy boosting foods

Where do we get energy from?

Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL)

Blood sugar control

How much carbohydrate should you eat?

Energy giving foods


Caffeinated drinks


Adrenal superfoods

Health conditions that can sap vitality

Chapter 8: Food for thought


Chocolate - friend or foe?

Brain food - fish and fish oils

Nutrients for brain power

The effect of low blood sugar levels

Dietary benefits for specific mental health conditions

Supplements to help mental functions

Chapter 9: Healthy eating for the family

Small steps

Healthy eating ideas

Cutting a few corners!

Get the family involved

Going organic

Grow your own

Teach Yourself methods:

Not got much time?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge

Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy.

Five things to remember

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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